FOR THE LOVE: EPISODE 4: We’ve dutifully passed along each episode of Amphibian Stage Productions’ “For the Love” series, and it looks like the latest installment has arrived. For the uninitiated, the series of satirical videos follows a well-meaning theater manager who goes to extremes to fill the house. In previous episodes, she’s advocated the untimely death of the playwright and promised a famous star that she couldn’t quite deliver. The manager’s name in the series is Kathleen Culebro, not coincidentally the same name as Amphibian’s co-founder and the writer of the shorts. She discussed the inspiration for the series in an interview last month.
PUBLIC ART IN FORT WORTH: If you ride the Trinity Railway Express to and from Fort Worth, you’ll soon notice a new public art installation. The piece is planned for the breezeway that connects the Texas & Pacific train terminal to the TRE tracks. It features three figures that represent the progress of African Americans. The first is a slave, the second a porter and, finally, the third is a commuter holding a ticket for the train. Kevin Buchanan over at Fortworthology has all the details.
QUOTABLE: “The experiences I had were not really geographically based. I could have been in suburban Detroit. What did it for me was not going to India, what did it was months and months of the spiritual practice of trying to still my mind.”